Clutter: a collection of things lying about in an untidy mess.
Open any issue of Real Simple and you’ll see article after article on ways to organize your home.
Home storage and organization is definitely a trending topic, but what has sparked the trend?
Let’s look at the numbers…
- The average American wastes 55 minutes a day (roughly 12 days a year) looking for things they own but can’t find. Newsweek
- The National Soap and Detergent Association believes getting rid of clutter would eliminate 40 percent of the housework in the average home.
- On average, we spend six minutes looking for our keys in the morning. IKEA
- The top five items men look for in their homes are clean socks, remote control, wedding album, car keys and driver’s license. For women, the top five items are shoes, a child’s toy, wallet, lipstick and the remote control. IKEA
- Americans waste more than 9 million hours each day looking for lost and misplaced articles. American Demographic Society
…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
In the Freedonia Report, “Home Organization products – Demand and Sales Forecasts, Market Share, Market Size, Market Leaders,” the forecast for demand of home organization products is expected to increase 3.5 percent per year through 2019 to a $10.5 billion industry. Bins, baskets and totes will remain the largest product segment, while modular units will grow the fasts. Garages will be the fastest growing room in which organization products are used.
Edison Nation recently partnered with Real Simple Magazine and Bed Bath and Beyond in a search for innovative home storage and organization products. We’ve put together a list of 10 products to inspire your next great idea (and perhaps even give you some solutions for your home)!
This is an easy-to-install, portable wardrobe featuring a large open space, leaving room for clothes to breathe. It is made with durable stainless steel and environmentally-friendly resin. It is dirt-proof and easy to clean. It won’t degrade over time or collapse, nor will it get moldy or otherwise damaged by humidity, keeping clothes fresh.
This product is ideal for hanging garments out of the way while keeping them wrinkle-free. Its unique design allows users to flip the arm up when not in use for optimal storage space.
This innovative shoe rack does not require holes to be drilled into the wall to store shoes. Featuring double-sided 3M foam, this product can be used on doors or walls creating a shoe rack wherever its needed.
This product can be placed anywhere in the home where a permanent shelf isn’t practical. It can be placed near a door to hold keys, glasses and mail. It can be used behind the couch to hold a drink normally placed on the floor. It can even be used to hold a baby video monitor in the perfect spot to clearly see a crib. Once a user is done using the Pocket Shelf they simply pull the exposed tab of the strip and it detaches the shelf from the wall, leaving no damage.
This is a space-saving hanger that can be used to store a variety of clothing including coats, sweaters, dresses, pants, socks, bibs, hats, etc. in a closet, allowing them are visible and wrinkle-free.
This is a 10-foot stretch bungee clothesline with coated metal clothespin clips providing a more convenient method for drying clothing. This product is perfect for use while camping, on vacations or in a dorm room. It can also be utilized as a fun, colorful way to hang pictures or even used to hang food out of reach of wildlife when camping.
This garment rack provides an innovative, no-tools required solution for storage needs. The length adjusts from 19.68-inches to 31.49-inches making it perfect for storing special occasion or seasonal garments or to hang freshly laundered clothing in the laundry room.
The unique technology from LAUNGDA offers a new choice for home improvement. These “grippers” are easy to install and require no tools. They offer strong support and can be set on various surfaces. Unlike other adhesive products, this product features numerous micro-pores on its static silicone base, working as millions of suction cups which leave no residue or damage when removed.
This product is perfectly suited for a coffee maker, toaster, mixer, blender and other countertop appliances. Fitting nicely under all kitchen cabinets or on countertops, the tray features a slide function and wheels for the most convenient and effortless use.
The simple, innovative design of this kitchen knife holder can store four or more knives. The holder provides a more healthy, bacteria-free solution versus standard knife blocks as it is easy to clean.
We hope these products sparked an idea or two! If so, please check out our Real Simple and Bed Bath and Beyond Home Organization search!